August 12, 2010

CAS-tastic Fun

Well I'm a few days late to actually enter these cards into the challenge but the point is that I found a little time to get crafty.  It happened this past Sunday and Monday and I thought what better way than to start at the CAS-tastic Challenge site.  The challenge was to CASE the design team and I chose Deb Neerman's card because of her fantastic and easy layout.  It was a good place to start getting back into the crafty groove.  I managed to make not just one but TWO cards!!! and I broke out the sewing machine since I don't have to worry about packing it away for house showings {insert big smiley face and sigh}.

For my first card I folded my new October Afternoon pattern paper and sewed it all down then added some Martha Stewart Decorative Tape I found on Discount at Micheals.  That decorative tape may come in very handy.  The yellow paper flower is from the dollar bin and how can you not smile at yellow.

I was surprised to learn during this sewing session that you can sew tissue paper...very carefully.  The second card I folded blue tissue paper (courtesy of the Verve) and sewed three lines vertically to make it stay together.  What do you think?  Unfortunately when I went to take the picture I had wet hands and managed to touch the one and only place I had ink.  Please ignore the smudge =)

Today I am so thankful for my wonderful blogging friends.  When I wrote my last post I thought for sure I would loose some viewers but nope I actually gained one (thanks Julie).  Thanks so much to all of you just for stopping by or dropping me a line.  I miss all of you.

I will be back this weekend with another card (yes, I made three!) and a little shout out for a few friends that I think deserve a small pat on the back...even if it is only from me.